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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

13-1151 Training and Development Specialists

Design or conduct work-related training and development programs to improve individual skills or organizational performance. May analyze organizational training needs or evaluate training effectiveness. Excludes “Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary” (25-1194) and “Other Teachers and Instructors” (25-3000). Flight instructors are included with “Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers” (53-2010).


National estimates for Training and Development Specialists
Industry profile for Training and Development Specialists
Geographic profile for Training and Development Specialists

National estimates for Training and Development Specialists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Training and Development Specialists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
336,030 1.0 % $ 32.51 $ 67,620 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Training and Development Specialists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.07 $ 22.62 $ 29.60 $ 38.71 $ 49.64
Annual Wage (2) $ 31,340 $ 47,040 $ 61,570 $ 80,510 $ 103,240


Industry profile for Training and Development Specialists:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Training and Development Specialists are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Training and Development Specialists, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Training and Development Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 21,870 0.86 $ 36.95 $ 76,850
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 17,600 0.19 $ 14.48 $ 30,120
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 15,790 0.70 $ 41.08 $ 85,440
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 12,200 0.23 $ 31.98 $ 66,510
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 11,980 0.77 $ 37.58 $ 78,170

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Training and Development Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 10,650 14.90 $ 36.13 $ 75,140
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 660 3.42 $ 33.29 $ 69,230
Technical and Trade Schools 4,340 3.32 $ 39.91 $ 83,010
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 4,870 1.82 $ 21.64 $ 45,010
Educational Support Services 3,060 1.57 $ 39.82 $ 82,820

Top paying industries for Training and Development Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 50 0.42 $ 59.82 $ 124,420
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 400 0.02 $ 55.48 $ 115,410
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,290 0.61 $ 54.05 $ 112,410
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 410 0.39 $ 53.77 $ 111,840
Land Subdivision 60 0.17 $ 51.09 $ 106,260


Geographic profile for Training and Development Specialists:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Training and Development Specialists are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Training and Development Specialists, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of training and development specialists by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Training and Development Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 31,010 2.54 1.06 $ 31.62 $ 65,770
California 30,320 1.83 0.77 $ 37.26 $ 77,510
New York 22,560 2.60 1.09 $ 36.25 $ 75,390
Florida 22,280 2.59 1.09 $ 29.87 $ 62,130
Ohio 14,970 2.88 1.21 $ 27.71 $ 57,640


Map of location quotient of training and development specialists by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Training and Development Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona 10,940 3.80 1.59 $ 32.28 $ 67,140
Virginia 13,390 3.57 1.50 $ 33.63 $ 69,950
Colorado 9,320 3.56 1.49 $ 33.89 $ 70,480
Utah 5,310 3.41 1.43 $ 30.07 $ 62,550
North Carolina 14,250 3.22 1.35 $ 29.78 $ 61,940


Map of annual mean wages of training and development specialists by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Training and Development Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 6,590 1.71 0.72 $ 41.18 $ 85,660
District of Columbia 1,350 2.04 0.86 $ 40.57 $ 84,380
Rhode Island 1,070 2.33 0.98 $ 40.55 $ 84,340
Washington 6,280 1.96 0.82 $ 39.02 $ 81,170
Vermont 450 1.59 0.67 $ 37.60 $ 78,210



Map of employment of training and development specialists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Training and Development Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 19,590 2.26 0.95 $ 39.48 $ 82,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 10,210 1.79 0.75 $ 36.06 $ 75,000
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 9,900 2.76 1.16 $ 32.91 $ 68,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 9,500 3.24 1.36 $ 37.70 $ 78,410
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,100 2.15 0.90 $ 33.84 $ 70,380
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 8,570 4.05 1.70 $ 32.35 $ 67,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 7,640 2.95 1.24 $ 34.36 $ 71,470
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 7,510 2.59 1.09 $ 34.20 $ 71,140
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 7,120 2.75 1.15 $ 37.88 $ 78,780
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 5,910 4.03 1.69 $ 34.53 $ 71,820


Map of location quotient of training and development specialists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Training and Development Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 220 6.49 2.72 $ 38.21 $ 79,470
Santa Fe, NM 280 4.94 2.07 $ 27.24 $ 56,660
Colorado Springs, CO 1,390 4.83 2.02 $ 34.27 $ 71,270
Salem, OR 810 4.80 2.01 $ 33.51 $ 69,700
Idaho Falls, ID 330 4.58 1.92 $ 34.47 $ 71,690
Jacksonville, NC 220 4.47 1.88 $ 22.23 $ 46,250
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,370 4.39 1.84 $ 33.07 $ 68,780
Richmond, VA 2,540 4.11 1.72 $ 30.77 $ 64,000
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 8,570 4.05 1.70 $ 32.35 $ 67,280
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 5,910 4.03 1.69 $ 34.53 $ 71,820